Dove Ministries is recognized internationally as a prophetic voice to the Church. One of its missions is to lend its prophetic authority as a spiritual covering to like-minded individuals who have demonstrated God’s call upon their lives and to churches and ministries of similar vision that have demonstrated God’s call upon their local houses or work.
DMI offers to help meet the needs of individual churches and ministries in ensuring continuation of scripturally based church governments through relationship. To accomplish this DMI offers two levels of relationship with individual churches and ministries depending on the amount and type of support a church or ministry needs to remain an independent and strong voice to its community.
DMI recognizes that relationship is not a means of control but is rather a method of providing prophetic oversight and influence. Senior ministers of churches or ministries that choose official relationship with DMI will be required to hold their ordination status through DMI.
Affiliation is the closest relationship that DMI offers local churches and ministries.
In an Affiliated relationship DMI will give assistance in developing by-laws, setting up church governments, and will help in filing for tax exemption status.
When requested, DMI will give prophetic confirmation of elders, deacons, or other primary workers.
Should anything happen to local leadership DMI will secure the work and assist the remaining leaders in finding replacements.
In an Affiliated relationship, DMI will act as a source of direction and, if asked, will work to mitigate and/or mediate problems that arise.
If church or ministry leadership requests it, DMI will help with development of additional leaders.
DMI offers Affiliated churches and ministries doctrinal confirmation on questions of biblical truth and holds all leaders accountable to doctrine, morals, and financial soundness.
DMI offers Affiliated churches and ministries several educational opportunities including its three-year bible school, Intensive Training Institute (iTi), and regular seminars and gatherings for DMI ministers and their key workers.
In addition to the requirement of ordination with DMI for senior ministers, DMI provides both ordination and licensing to their staffs and other key leaders. DMI does not grant Affiliated churches or ministries the authority to ordain or to license under the Dove Ministries International umbrella of authority.
Finally, DMI offers personal and pastoral care to all ordained or licensed ministers of an Affiliated church or ministry.